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Angela Glover Blackwell is founder and chief executive officer of PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity By Lifting Up What Works®—using research to understand and demonstrate the possibilities for positive change—PolicyLink presents new and innovative solutions to old problems Since its inception in January 1999, PolicyLink has partnered with a cross-section of stakeholders to ensure that equity issues receive the highest priority in addressing major policy questions, including: ensuring reinvestment in low-income communities, encouraging smart growth, bridging the digital divide, eliminating racial health disparities, and developing leaders for policy change PolicyLink is also working to promote equitable rebuilding in Louisiana, bringing the voices of local and displaced residents into the post-Hurricane Katrina reconstruction planning process Blackwell is a national authority on poverty issues, recently contributing a chapter to Ending Poverty in America: How to Restore the American Dream (The New Press, 2007), an anthology edited by former Sen John Edwards She also collaborated with Tavis Smiley to develop The Covenant with Black America—a New York Times best-selling book of community and policy strategies for economic and social empowerment—and the follow-up, Covenant in Action Along with Manuel Pastor and Stewart Kwoh, she co-authored Searching for the Uncommon Common Ground: New Dimensions on Race in America (WW Norton, 2002), a book that demonstrates the existence of continuing racial inequity and explores new policy framings to address the challenges that lie ahead.

She is also a frequent guest in the media and her appearances include ABC's Nightline, NOW with Bill Moyers, and National Public Radio She has been published in the opinion pages of The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle; and has lectured widely on concentrated poverty and equitable development, appearing before audiences at the Chautauqua Institution, the State of the Black Union, the Global Women's Action Network for Children, and the Aspen Ideas Festival Blackwell founded PolicyLink after serving as senior vice president for The Rockefeller Foundation from 1995 to 1998 She directed the foundation's domestic and cultural divisions and developed the Next Generation Leadership and Building Democracy programs, centered on issues of inclusion, race, and policy In 1987, she founded the Urban Strategies Council in Oakland, California, and received national recognition for pioneering a community building approach to social change through in-depth understanding of local conditions, community-driven systems reform, and an insistence on accountability For a decade beginning in 1977, Blackwell served as a partner with Public Advocates, a nationally renowned public interest law firm representing the underrepresented She successfully litigated class action suits and developed innovative non-litigation strategies in the areas of employment, education, health, and consumer affairs Blackwell earned a bachelor's degree from Howard University, and a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley She co-chairs the Center for American Progress task force on poverty and sits on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Commission to Build a Healthier America She currently sits on the boards of the Children's Defense Fund, Sojourners, and the Corporation for Enterprise Development.

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Angela Glover Blackwell on Systemic Racism
In this powerful clip, PolicyLink's Angela Glover Blackwell connects today's unrelenting cases of police violence to systemic causes, underlining the urgency of systemic solutions. "You, as...
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John T. Dunlop Lecture: Angela Glover Blackwell
9/29/2015 Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, of PolicyLink, started the organization in 1999 and continues to drive its mission of advancing economic and social equity....
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Angela Glover Blackwell: We are seeing a revitalization of democracy.
The people are taking things back into their own hands, says Angela Glover Blackwell.
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Angela Glover-Blackwell on Equity and Inclusion in Growing Cities
Filmed October 24, 2017, at the ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles. The widespread revitalization and growth of cities and neighborhoods has been giving rise to a new interest in equity and...
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Angela Glover Blackwell - Keynote at Othering & Belonging April 2015
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Equity Matters in Collective Impact pt. 1: Keynote Address by Angela Glover Blackwell
Part 1 of the Equity Matters in Collective Impact session from the 2015 Collective Impact Forum convening in New Orleans on May 6, 2015. Featuring: Opening remarks by Melody Barnes (Aspen...
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Angela Glover Blackwell Role of Clear Impact Scorecard
Angela Glover Blackwell Role of Clear Impact Scorecard.
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Angela Glover Blackwell: How Do We Make Equity Concerns a System-Level Topic of Discussion?
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Angela Glover Blackwell: We Are the Humanities
In this video, PolicyLink President and CEO Angela Blackwell shares her views of how ethnicity and individual culture affect the humanities, as well as how the humanities help people find their...
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Angela Glover Blackwell - A Climate for Equity Part 1
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Communities in Control 2007 - Angela Glover Blackwell
Igniting Change: the real role of community in changing Government policy.
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Lifting Up What Works -- A Conversation with Inaugural Richman Fellow Angela Glover Blackwell
"Lifting Up What Works" -- A Conversation with Inaugural Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life Angela Glover Blackwell http://www.brandeis.edu/richmanfellow/recipients/index.html Angela...
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Angela Glover Blackwell: How to Sustain a Movement
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Angela Glover Blackwell
Blackwell says education is critical to lessening poverty and that education must be coupled with other programs to help America's impoverished live better lives.
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PolicyLink-Angela Glover Blackwell California Equity Summit
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Angela Glover Blackwell Speaks at 10th Annual Regional Livability Summit
October 12, 2012 The Coalition for a Livable Future's 10th Annual Regional Livability Summit.
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Angela Glover Blackwell: The Inspiration for a National Movement
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Angela Glover Blackwell Keynote for GBPIs 2016 Policy Conference
GBPI's 2016 policy conference, “Charting a Path: Ensuring Economic Opportunity for Georgia's Families,” spotlighted ways to bring everyone along as the state emerges from its economic...
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Angela Glover Blackwell: This will be a failed nation if it doesnt overcome the legacy of racism.
Amidst changing demographics, equality becomes an economic, democratic, and national imperative.
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Angela Glover Blackwell, Keynote Speaker, 2012 TCG Fall on Governance: Leading the Charge
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